To the Entire Team 341 Family:
Many of you showed your support last Summer for, Team 341 Alum, Doug Markgraf, and his bike ride across the United States in support of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) research. Well, his entire journey was filmed and the documentary is now ready for release. This documentary was created by our very own media coach Scott Richardson with help from Kirsten and many others.
The documentary website is here: http://www.thisbeatsacoma.com
Doug is an incredible member of our Wissahickon family and I urge you to support this cause by joining us at the Ambler Theater on June 30th.
The documentary, This Beats a Coma, will premiere at the Ambler Theater on June 30th at 1 PM and tickets are only $5. Please mark you calendar!(A brief explanation of Doug’s story and the documentary showing details are copied below)
~About the Film:
Traumatic brain injury is a horrible way to lose your mind. Doug Markgraf would know. On May 31, 2006, he was involved in a hit-and-run accident while riding his bicycle in a bike lane in West Philadelphia. In the collision, Doug shattered bones, helmet, bicycle – and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Lying in a coma for half a month, doctors refused to acknowledge that his condition would allow anything similar to a complete recovery. And, the last thing they ever expected was that he would awaken, recover, and return to the bike. But, he did. And now he’s on a mission to inspire other TBI survivors, and surprise everyone. To see the teaser, visit: http://vimeo.com/
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012
Location: The Ambler Theater - Address: 108 E Butler Avenue, Ambler PA 19002 – Website/tickets:
After the screening of the film, there will be a Q+A session with Filmmaker Scott Richardson and Doug Markgraf. Be prepared to be inspired!